A cataract is a clouding of the normally-clear lens inside the eye. Cataract surgery is a procedure for removing the clouded lens and (in most cases) replacing it with an artificial “intraocular” lens.
In Laser-Assisted CataractSurgery, an advanced type of laser is used to assist or replace the use of a hand-held surgical tool in completing several steps of the cataract surgery. This improves the precise accuracy of these steps and reduces potential risks.
Cataract surgery is a very common operation. Surgery to eliminate cataracts is among the most frequently performed processes, and it is one of the safest and most effective procedures in medicine nowadays. Cataract surgery procedures are done more than 2 million times each year in the United States.
At Laser Eye Surgery, our main aim is attaining and keeping exceptional eyesight for our patients. For a long time, our board-certified ophthalmologists and employees have been committed to offering you and your loved ones the very best.
Our vision solutions include both medical and surgical treatments:
Laser Cataract Surgery
General Eye Care
Cataract surgery is done on an out-patient basis and the process typically requires a very short amount of time. In most cases you are awake during the surgery, but you won’t feel any pain or discomfort.
Side effects are rare,and the healing is quite rapid for most individuals. The surgery itself may take only 10 minutes, followed by resting in a recovery area for 30 minutes to an hour.
Your vision will be blurry for the first 24-48 hours, or possibly up to 1-2 weeks, while your eye is adjusting to the new intraocular lens.Other than a few common-sense hygiene precautions and not driving for 24 hours after surgery, your lifestyle will hardly be impacted at all.
There's absolutely no need to wait until your eyesight is very poor. We suggest that you consider cataract surgery when the cataract starts to change your way of life -such as affecting your closevision, driving and athletics, studying, etc.
Recovery varies from patient to patient and many patients go back to their regular activities within a day or two. For those who have cataracts in both eyes, the second procedure will most likely be planned within a couple weeks.
Severe problems are very rare.Since it is a surgical procedure,there are a few risks involved. Our counselors can give you additional information regarding the possible dangers and side effects related to cataract operations.
If you or your loved ones suffer from cataracts, please contact our office at 804-734-3045 to inquire about Laser Cataract Surgery today.
Laser Eye Surgery 77 Fleming Way, Richmond, VA , 23219